Transportation and Infrastructure

Rep. Cuellar Announces New Investments Headed to Texas Aimed at Carbon Reduction

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Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that he secured $274 million, through the FY2022 omnibus appropriations legislation, for carbon capture, utilization, and storage. The funding includes support for emissions mitigation infrastructure, monitoring platforms and sensors, and front-end engineering and design studies. The legislation also includes language that su...

Rep. Cuellar Secures $20 Million for Electric Grid Stability and Clean Energy Technology

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Washington, D.C.— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secure $20 million for Energy Future Grants. These grants will provide novel methods for energy efficiency to support critical community infrastructure, ensuring Texas can better anticipate and prepare for future disasters. The funding was passed through Congress and signed into law as part of the FY2022 omnibus appropriations legislation....

Rep. Cuellar Secures $2 Million Earmark for Housing Repairs in Colonia Communities in Zapata and Webb Counties

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Zapata, TX – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $2,000,000 in federal funding for NeighborWorks Laredo to perform housing repairs in colonia communities in Zapata and Webb Counties. The funds will support the weatherization of over 110 homes of low-income families with the aim of providing them with a reduction in energy costs during the hot summer months. Repairs will result ...

El Representante Cuellar Asegura Asignación de $2 Millones para Reparaciones a Viviendas en Comunidades Colonia en los Condados Zapata y Webb

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Zapata, TX – Hoy, el Congresista de EE.UU Henry Cuellar (TX-28) anunció $2,000,000 en fondos federales para que NeighborWorks Laredo realice reparaciones a viviendas en comunidades de colonias en los condados Zapata y Webb. Los fondos apoyarán la climatización de más de 110 viviendas de familias de bajos ingresos con el objetivo de brindarles una reducción en los costos de energía durante los mese...

Rep. Cuellar Announces $1,000,000 for New Zapata County Emergency Operations Center

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Zapata, TX – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $1,000,000 for the construction of a new Zapata County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The funds will be used to provide Zapata County’s first responders, fire department, and emergency services with a new state-of-the-art, centralized facility. The EOC will allow all county department heads to come together during a major disaster...

El Representante Cuellar Anuncia $1,000,000 para el Nuevo Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia del Condado Zapata

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Zapata, TX – Hoy, el Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) anunció $1,000,000 para la construcción de un nuevo Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia (EOC, por sus siglas en inglés) del condado de Zapata. Los fondos se utilizarán para proporcionar a los socorristas, el departamento de bomberos y los servicios de emergencia del condado de Zapata una nueva instalación centralizada de última generación. El ...

Rep. Cuellar Announces More Than $2.3 Million in Funding for Starr County Courthouse Renovations

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Mission, TX – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $2,392,763 in federal funding for the Starr County Courthouse Renovation Project. The funds, included in the FY2022 omnibus appropriations legislation, will support the renovation and restoration of a critical community project in the Rio Grande Valley. More specifically, the funds will support the renovation and restoration of the ...

Amtrak CEO Meets with Rep. Cuellar to Discuss Possible Passenger Rail from San Antonio to Monterrey

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Laredo,TX—Over the weekend, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) met with Amtrak President and CEO, Stephen Gardener, and Amtrak Executive Vice President and CFO, Tracie Winbigler, to discuss the construction a passenger rail that would run from San Antonio to Laredo. The rail would connect at the U.S.-Mexico border and extend to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. Emmanuel Loo, Director of International Rel...

Cuellar Votes for House Passage of Government Funding Legislation

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Washington, DC—House Appropriations member, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28),voted for the passage of H.R. 2471, the legislation consisting of all 12 fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills and supplemental funding to support Ukraine. “The legislation passed will provide vital funding for projects in South Texas that improve the standard of living for our neighbors, create jobs, and improve t...

Cuellar Vota a Favor de Legislación para Financiar al Gobierno en la Camara

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Washington, DC—El miembro de Asignaciones de la Cámara, el Congresista de Estados Unidos Henry Cuellar (TX-28), voto a favor de la aprobación de HR 2471, la legislación que consiste en los 12 proyectos de ley de asignaciones del año fiscal 2022 y fondos complementarios para apoyar a Ucrania. “La legislación aprobada proporcionará fondos vitales para proyectos en el sur de Texas que mejoren el niv...